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Crusader Fortress

Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
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Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
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The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
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Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a place you mist go with at least 2 hours to really take your time reading and learning with the audio explanation. When you buy the ticket for visiting you get also other tickets of other places. I suggest getting there at least...More

Thank Dr.Sylvia
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Crusader complex is under the Ottoman fort.It was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitallers. It includes a Refectory, 6 halls, and a sewerage tunnel which has been cleared to allow access to the Gothic church. The whole site is brilliantly preserved and not to...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Within the Citadel the highlight is definitely the Knights Hall. There is much else to admire some belonging to ancient history and some to a more modern Israel. An impressive example of history through the ages with each offering an insight into the times.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My husband and I have visited this place while staying in Akko. It is a great attraction to learn more about the history and life almost 1000 years ago.

Thank JuliaZ26
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The history here is a wonder. The stories of the Crusades and the Knights Templar come directly to life here.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We were so glad we made the trip to Acre. We weren't sure what to expect but were treated to an amazingly preserved/ restored underground city! Wisam our tour guide (wisamkharouf@yahoo.com 0546528565) brought it alive with his knowledge and story telling. He managed to capture...More

2  Thank Thoraya A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Fortress is a great attraction. We spent there over 2 hours. Best approach is to follow route shown in tourist guide. They also give you free electronic guide (you just need to live one of your ids with them as a security measure).

Thank Yury D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped here on our bus tour. The fortress is pretty impressive and in fairly good shape for its age. We also went through the escape tunnel to the sea-you have to duck for a ways unless you're 4 feet tall. Definitely a must-see.

Thank sl0tta
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a site that is very well setup. Multi-language audio guide is very helpful. The site is really well preserved. It is amazing how much has been invested to give the tourist a great history of the location.

Thank TelAvivEater
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A huge and beautifully preserved 12C citadel. Apparently, Acre was the largest and richest port of the First Crusader Kingdom (and Middle East at the time?). Wikipedia claims "it had a population of around 25,000" by 1130s. Certainly no expenses spared! We were exceptionally lucky...More

Thank Jakub M
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Hi what are the options to do a day trip from Jerusalem? Please anyone.
28 October 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
The prior two answers are sound. The cheapest option is the train; taking an express bus /shared ride to Tel Aviv and then catching the train to Acre is probably fastest/cheapest without a rental car. (We took a shuttle to... More
Ron do you remember admission price?
22 June 2016|
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Response from Adrian Y | Reviewed this property |
The website for the castle has the prices. I can't post the website name here (TripAdvisor rules) but search for Akko crusader museum and follow the links. The Okashi museum is essentially an art gallery - well worth it and... More